Dr. Robert W. Thompson Jr. is a board certified ophthalmologist with fellowship training in laser vision correction, and cornea and external diseases of the eye. He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Thompson completed a medical internship at Harvard's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an ophthalmology residency at Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute. Dr. Thompson completed fellowship training with the Corneal Consultants of Indiana. He has served our country as a member of the United States Army at Fort Riley and Fort Hood, performing LASIK and PRK laser vision correction surgery for our soldeirs. He performs cataract surgery, pterygia removal, and cornea transplants. Dr. Thompson performs comprehenisve eye examinations for dry eyes, ocular allergies, diabetes, glaucoma, iritis, glasses and contacts.
Dr. Thompson's family has lived in Kansas for over a century. His family roots trace back to 8 small family farms in central Kansas. His families' small town roots have resulted in his passion for community involvement and caring. At the Thompson Eye Clinic, we strive to provide care for our patients just as we would care for our family, friends, and neighbors.
After graduating from Shawnee Mission Northwest High School, he studied electrical engineering and pre-medicine at the University of Kansas. His research and work in physiology at the University of Kansas Medical Center helped spark his interest in medicine.
While at the University of Kansas, Dr. Thompson designed electronic circuits to aid in electrophysiologic research at the University of Kansas. Dr. Thompson's eye research has resulted in a number of publications including articles that have been featured on the covers of the journal of Ophthalmology regarding long term survival of corneal transplants, and Archives of Ophthalmology reviewing risk factors for corneal transplant failure.
Thompson's in Shawnee, Kansas
Dr. Thompson has returned to his hometown of Shawnee, Kansas. Dr. Thompson is the only full time ophthalmologist in Shawnee. His father has been practicing orthodontics in Shawnee since 1972. Our ophthalmologist has been able to help his father's patients to better see their beautiful smiles. Dr. Thompson and his team look forward to the opportunity to provide eye care for you and your family.